Top high school prospect, Darius Bazley, who's projected to be a top-10 pick in this summer's NBA draft, will become to the first player to forego going to college, and play in the G League.
Bazley previously committed to Syracuse last year, however, has since decided against attending — opting instead to sign with the NBA’s minor league program. With many of the prospect’s peers also looking to bypass school — largely in part to the recent scandals — several have chosen to suit up in Europe in hopes of developing their game overseas instead. Bazley’s case differs from all others, with him being the first elite-level prospect to choose the G League. If more top-level talent also follow suit, this could very well signal a change in basketball development with more players electing to remain stateside.